What is a cron job? What ?job? does a cron job generally perform? How could cron jobs make your web experience much easier?
A cron job is an automatic task, which executes a specific action - usually running a script in the web hosting account. The task is scheduled, so that it will run regularly - weekly, daily, hourly etc. There are many good reasons to use a cron job for your sites. For instance, you can get daily reports how many site visitors have signed up on your site, a temporary folder may be emptied automatically each and every week or a backup of your content may be generated in a standalone folder in your hosting account. Using cron jobs will help you with the administration of your websites because it is possible to have several things executed automatically and get reports for them, as opposed to investing precious time and efforts to complete them by hand.
Cron Jobs in Shared Hosting
When you get any of our shared hosting
plans, you can set up cron jobs with only a few mouse clicks via your Hepsia Control Panel even if you have not done that previously. Hepsia is very user-friendly, so as opposed to typing numbers and asterisks on specific places, which is the typical way to set up a cron job, you can pick the days, hours or minutes some script has to be executed using uncomplicated drop-down navigation. The latter is done from your Cron Jobs part of the Control Panel and, of course, you can use the first method as well, when you're experienced enough and you prefer it. In either case, you will also have to type in the path to the script that will be executed along with the path to the PHP, Python or Perl system files in your account. The last mentioned can be found in the Control Panel and you're able to copy/paste it, yet if you encounter any difficulties, you can contact your technical support team.
Cron Jobs in Semi-dedicated Hosting
If you use a semi-dedicated server
account from us to host your websites, you'll be able to install cron jobs for all of them effortlessly. This can be done in 3 really easy steps from the Hepsia Control Panel that is used to manage the hosting account, so you will be able to set up a new cron even when you don't have any prior experience. Within the Cron Jobs section of Hepsia, you will discover a box where you need to copy/paste the path to the system files in your account for the programming language your script was designed in - Perl, Bash, Python, PHP, and so on. You also need to enter the folder path to the script file that will be executed in the same box and then use our intuitive drop-down menus to decide how often our system will execute the cron. More advanced users, can also use the traditional method of setting up a cron job by typing digits and asterisks in certain positions in addition to the previously mentioned paths.